[FFmpeg-devel] [RFC] The Big Bump checklist

Reinhard Tartler siretart
Tue Feb 22 17:16:36 CET 2011

On Tue, Feb 22, 2011 at 14:37:15 (CET), Diego Elio Petten? wrote:

> Il giorno mar, 22/02/2011 alle 08.21 -0500, Ronald S. Bultje ha scritto:
>> We can introduce all new API, with wrappers and compatibility for old
>> API/ABI, for this next release. Everything is properly marked as
>> deprecated, new API is there, apps can directly use it.
> I don't care much about API here but about ABI. If you change ABI
> _after_ release, any package built against 0.7 wouldn't run against git
> master.
> Ask Reinhard, but I think for distributions at least the bump is easier
> done _before_ release.

Well, at some point applications will have to adapt, and the most
complicated cases will only be looked at when things horribly break and
no longer work.

What's actually more important to me is the ability to backport fixes to
0.7, and for this reason, I'd be happy to have the big bump included in

Reinhard Tartler, KeyID 945348A4

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